Some people seek out the herbal drug Kamini to stay awake – but it contains up to 21% morphine so doesn’t have that effect. And dependency can escalate quickly.
Humanoid robots could be useful in all kinds of situations, but the one Elon Musk unveiled last week is far from being ready to roll out.
Accusations of being a ‘useless Māori’ or seeing life through a ‘vanilla lens’ might sound mean-spirited and hurtful. But behind the political sloganeering lie deeper questions about Māori identity.
Douglas Rushkoff’s Survival of the Richest is less about tech billionaires and their ‘bonkers’ escape plans than it is an entertaining primer on the various ills of late capitalism.
Pianos can seem like members of a family; but new homes for them can be hard to find.
Australia’s privacy laws are so vague a company can keep your data as long as it ‘needs’.
National Cabinet has removed the isolation requirements for those who test positive to COVID-19.
In Western Australia, the first of a series of little satellites just burned up in the sky – exactly as planned.
As of Sunday morning, the Minister for Government Services Bill Shorten and Cyber Security Minister Clare O'Neil were yet to receive information from Optus that was requested on September 27.
At times when COVID numbers are increasing, allowing infectious people to mingle freely at work and socially will create epidemic growth and make the crisis even worse.
But the Therapeutic Goods Association does not recommend melatonin for children who do not have autism spectrum disorder or Smith Magenis Syndrome.
A quick look back at the history books might have deterred the prime minister from her extreme actions.
In the 19th century, ‘old age’ was once a leading cause of death, alongside the vague description ‘found dead’.
Native Hawaiians see Mauna Kea mountain as sacred. Scientists use its summit for research. A new policy called co-management may help resolve this land conflict and similar ones across the US.
Elizabeth Strout’s novel Oh William! has been shortlisted for the Booker Prize. Her follow up book takes us inside the head of a small, loving, anxious, slightly neurotic person during lockdown.
Reaction to criticism of the monarchy shows that universities need to do much more to support racialized faculty and staff.
Widespread outrage at Vladimir Putin’s decision to introduce partial mobilisation has focused attention on his ability to rule by decree.
Four years after its release, My Year of Rest and Relaxation has become a publishing and cultural phenomenon – with TikTok trends and film rights bought by Margot Robbie. But is it exploitative?
There’s an expectation the “teals” will provide further challenges to the established parties in the Victorian election. But there are some key differences from May’s federal election.
Loy Yang A power station burns brown coal – an inefficient source of electricity that doesn’t stand a chance competing against renewables.